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Watts Grocery

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1116 Broad St, Ste 100, Durham, NC 27705-3583 (Club Blvd)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable lunch and have heard that the breakfast is amazing. Service was fine. We were there during a quiet time, so I would've expected it to be spectacular, honestly. The atmosphere was nice and they had a nice selection of food on the menu. The best thing we tried was the shrimp and grits. I think... More 

Thank momofthree123
Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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466 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located close to the NC School for Science and Math. Ample off-street parking. Unpretentious decor, featuring artwork depicting local scenes and landmarks. Attentive service without being overbearing. We split the Fried Green Tomato appetizer. One of us had the Grilled Pork Tenderloin over roasted sweet potatoes with bacon collards and bourbon brown sauce, another had the Low Country Seafood Gumbo... More 

Thank David S
Cary, North Carolina
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I have tried Watts twice now hoping to come away feeling better. Reviews are great but I did not care for food. Portions are small and it can be pricey. I had the butternut squash chicken salad over spinach and the chicken was so wafer thin I had to look twice before I realized it was my "meat". Looked like... More 

Thank sunshine1449007
Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We went for a group dinner - great service and very good food. There is no much that stands out, though.

Thank MI1004
Ayden, North Carolina, United States
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Chose the Watts Grocery because it was close, not walking distance, to the Hilton Garden Inn and the menu looked interesting. Indeed it was. Atmosphere was consistent with the university area, young bearded waiters with tattoos. Everyone was friendly and helpful. For appetizers we had the soft-shell crabs and cheese selection, both were excellent. The main course meals all had... More 

Thank ProfBAM
Durham, North Carolina
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210 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Went here for an anniversary dinner with my girlfriend and it was an absolutely lovely affair. Great service and food as well as cocktails and wine list. It's also priced very reasonably for such high quality food. Absolutely recommended

Thank Sal_Paradise767
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

We went here for a business dinner and was a bit underwhelmed honestly. The food a bit bland for my taste. I had the tuna which really had very little flavor. The wine was good but in general I would my rush back here.

Thank Krakowgator
Durham, North Carolina
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74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We ordered the huevos rancheros and the grits bowl, and both were fresh and delicious! The ingredients are top notch and the bartender was super friendly. You can tell that the chefs take a lot of pride in their food.

Thank Stephanie_MEL
Fort Lauderdale, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

My husband and I recently went to Watts Grocery for dinner. Our waitress was friendly, helpful and appropriately attentive to our needs. On top of that the food was outstanding. My husband's dish came with collard greens and I can tell you, these were made with love. He could not believe how delicious they were (and he doesn't eat many... More 

Thank Julie A
Durham, NC
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Went with my husband and another friend. Food was really good, they just did a menu redesign so new options. Also just re-did their drink menu as well. A little pricey but overall good.

Thank hpnurse

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1116 Broad St, Ste 100, Durham, NC 27705-3583
    (Club Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-416-5040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?